Authors: Lesley Cook, NSW
Event: 2016 TheMHS Conference
Subject: Book of Proceedings 2016, conference papers, proceedings papers, partners in practice,
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: Paper from TheMHS Conference 2016 Book of Proceedings: People. Authenticity Starts in the Heart. The Conference was held in Auckland, New Zealand 23 - 26 August 2016.
Co-design and co-production are increasingly being used to describe ways in which people with lived experience are involved in decision making about health services. If this is to become a key approach in mental health reform, we need to ensure that approaches genuinely support equal and reciprocal partnership relationships. Using a conversational method, nine people with experience in co-design and co-production drew on their experience based knowledge to co-produce a shared perspective on practices that enable authentic coproduction. This paper presents some of the outcomes of the project.